: having a sign
especially : having a plus or minus sign
signed numbers like +6 and −4

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What happens to co-signed loans or a spouse’s loans? Mia Taylor, Fortune, 2 Dec. 2022 The Reds re-signed catcher Chuckie Robinson and right-handed reliever Jared Solomon to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 6 Dec. 2022 This gets even worse when that person can then review your ballot, stuff it in the pre-signed and -dated secrecy envelope and deliver it to a drop box or polling place without showing any ID. WSJ, 15 Nov. 2022 Rick Journey, communications manager for the mayor’s office sent a copy of Rice’s signed resignation letter but declined request for further comment on Rice’s return. Heather Gann | Hgann@al.com, al, 14 Sep. 2022 Sixteen years after that, for the fortieth anniversary of Square Books, the Howorths opened Rare Square Books, in the same second-story space as their original store, specializing in signed and collectible books by Southern authors. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 Mike Gesicki, re-signed pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah, strengthened the offensive line with guard Connor Williams, and maybe even got a terrific punter in 36-year-old Thomas Morstead. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 7 May 2022 Dallas lost defensive end Randy Gregory in free agency this offseason but re-signed defensive end Dorance Armstrong and added pass-rusher Dante Fowler in free agency. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 11 May 2022 The Miami Dolphins re-signed defensive tackle Benito Jones, the team announced on Tuesday. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signed was in 1873

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“Signed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signed. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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